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Inspection: 300561198 - Ward-Davis Inc
Inspection Information - Office: Dallas
Report ID: 0626300
Open Date: 06/07/2000
1100 Garber Street Texarkana, TX 75501
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2448/Wood Pallets and Skids
Mailing: P O Box 1894, Texarkana, TX 75504
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200781201
Employee Killed When Lumber Kicks Back
Employee #1 was clearing a jam in the planer/trimmer machine when the blocked lumber shot out of the unit and struck him in the abdomen, rupturing a major artery. His screams were heard by coworkers, who called 911. Paramedics transported Employee #1 to a local medical center, where he died. Apparently, the procedure used by Employee #1 to clear the jam was incorrect, causing the piece of wood to kick back.
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